Monday, 7 October 2013

Mani Monday #2 OPI - Honk If You Love OPI

Morning everyone, happy Monday!

Haven't done one of these posts for a few, mainly as I have been on holiday and had Shellac on for a while!  But now we are heading into winter and saying goodbye to the holiday season, hello dark morning and dark nails!

This week I am wearing OPI - Honk If You Love OPI


I have been looking for a purple polish for ages that isn't shimmery and this one fits that description.  OPI is hard to pick up on the high street where I live, so I got this in duty free on the way home from Mallorca.

What are you wearing this week?

Cat XX

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Face Of The Day #1

Off to see Jay Z in Manchester woop! Let's hope Justin Timberlake turns up!!!

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Foundation - Ilamasqua Skin Base
Bronzer - Mac Limited Edtion
Highlighter - Ilamasqua Gleam in Aurora
Eyes - Chanel in Emerveille with Mac Pressed Pigment. Also Mac Vanilla Eyeshadow in the corners
Eyelashes - Benefit They're Real!
Eyeliner - Yves Saint Laurent Shocking
Waterline - Mac Khol Pencil in Smoulder
Lips - Mac Cherry Lip Pencil with Mac RiRi Woo in Retro Matt
Concelar - Mac Prowear
Powder - Hourglass Ambient Power in Diffused Light

Thursday, 8 August 2013



Playsuit - River Island
Denim Jacket - All Saints
Sandals - Dune
Sunglasses - Rayban

I LOVE this playsuit!  It's from the Rhianna range she did a few months ago. It was a bargain in the sale, reduced from £75 to £40!!  However.......had to get 2 sizes bigger as my normal size was not big enough in the boob area, and they did not have the next size up!  Because it's floaty, you can't really tell but I may get it taken in around the bottom.

I also upload my outfit of the day's here -

Wednesday, 7 August 2013



Cardigan - All Saints
Dress - Topshop
Leggings - Topshop
Trainers - Converse
Watch - Michael Kors

I also upload my outfit of the day's here -

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Please Check Out My Other Blog

Hi everyone,

Please also check out my new blog, I write on this about my other interests outside of beauty, as well as general chat.

My current post is about Anosmia..........which is when a person has no sense of smell! on my friends!  

Cat Xx



Top - All Saints
Leggings - Topshop
Trainers  - Office
Nails - Bourjois Turquoise Block

I also upload my outfit of the day's here -

Monday, 5 August 2013

Outfit Of The Day#2


Blouse - Rhianna For River Island
Leggings - Topshop
Watch - Michael Kors
Shoes - Bertie
Bag - Mulberry

I also upload my outfit of the day's here -

Mani Monday#1 Bourjois 1 Seconde 22 Turquoise Block

Happy Monday all! And welcome to my new Mani Monday series! I will be doing this every it says on the tin

This week I am wearing Bourjois 1 Seconde in 22 Turquoise Block. I got this after Vivianna Does Make Up included this in her July favourites. I had a glitter polish in this range ages ago which I really liked, but I have never really been a fan of Bourjois polishes.

Well WOW! This really does take one Seconde and the polish is so thick it really only needs one coat, this is definitely rivalling my Essie and OPI polishes! I may have to get some more colours! 

What are you wearing this week? 

Cat Xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Outfit Of The Day#1

Playsuit - River Island
Sandals - River Island
Bag - Marc Jacobs

I also upload my outfit of the day's here -

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Blog Makeover

Afternoon everyone! I have been very busy this morning (and also getting annoyed ha ha!!) giving my beauty blog a makeover. I hope you like it, please feel free to leave any comments below for tips and ideas, I want to make my little space on the Internet the best I can. Thanks, Cat Xx

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

NOTW - Nails Of The Week

This week I am wearing 2 polishes by Nails Inc.

I have had Brompton Place for a while now, gorgeous bright baby pink. We have had a glimmer of sun in the UK so I thought bright nails are in order!!

Then I got Noel Street today!! I find full glitter polishes hard to find. There is nothing more disappointing then getting a new glitter polish, getting home and finding you can only use it as a top coat! I usually only wear my glitter polishes on my toes, but was just being creative and decided to use it on my ring fingers! This is a limited addition colour from Nails Inc, and it was only still in stock at look if you want it you will have to be quick!!

Cat xx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Mac Lipstick Collection

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today's post is about my Mac lipstick collection.  Just a disclaimer that I have been collecting these over 3 years and didn't just go out and get them all!  Some I love and some I don't love as I will talk you through them all.

Now let me tell you, I was never EVER a lipstick girl, I was gloss all the way!  I never was and still am not one for bold dramatic make up, I like neutral colours.  But when I started watching You Tube it got me interested in them and made me realise and gloss actually looks BETTER over a nice lipstick.  I also realised I had loads of different tubes of lipgloss that actually didn't look that different from each other!!  So I hardly have any gloss now, and just have neutral ones I wear on their own sometimes still, or over lipstick.

From left to right - See Sheer, Hug Me, Hue, Creme Cup, Politely Pink, Pink Pearl Pop, Pink Pigeon, Impassioned, Full Speed, Russian Red

So before I take you through them all, let me explain what the finishes mean:

Matte - high pigment with no shine
Amplified - super creamy with shine
Cremesheen - creamy with shine
Lustre - semi-sheer with gloss finish
Glaze - low pigment with a sheen finish
Frost - high pigment with frosty finish (think the 80's!)
Satin - medium pigment with semi-matte finish

I don't have any Frost or Satin just as I haven't found any colours in them that I like.  I tend to shop by colour rather than finish - although I tend to only like Matte in bold colours.

See Sheer - Lustre

This is one of those colours I never ever hear about on blogs or You Tube!  This is one of the first lipsticks I got from Mac - long before I started reading blogs or watching beauty videos on You Tube.  I had no idea what I was looking for and didn't have a clue about the different types of lipstick finishes! This is one the girls on Mac recommended.  In all honestly, I hardly wear this one, although it does look nice!  I think I am just more of a pink lipsticks gal :-)

Hug Me - Lustre

It's safe to say that this is my most wearable Mac lipstick.  It's extremely wearable and great for everyday use.  For me it's the perfect nude and great for work.  It's a Lustre but it's really creamy and glossy, I love it!  I have recently been looking at the Shine Supreme lipsticks and Bare Again is pretty much the same shade as this but more's been added to my wishlist!  I would say this would be perfect for you if, like me, you have light skin and some lighter nudes wash you out.  For me anyway, this is a "my lips but better" colour.  Everyone is different so if you just want something to enhance your natural pigment, go to a Mac counter and get matched up.

Hue - Glaze

Remember what I just said about being washed out.......well unfortunately this is my issue with Hue :-( this was one of my Mac lipsticks that I bought not too long after I started watching You Tube.  I watch Fleur De Force and this was one of the colours in her Mac Lipstick video.  We have similar colouring so I thought it would be the perfect nude.  It's not horrible but I just washes me out, although it does look better when I have a tan.  Don't get me wrong - some of you might like this look, it's just not for me

Creme Cup - Cremesheen

This is a much raved about colour, but again for me I have the same issue with it as I do with Hue, and it was from the same Fleur De Force recommendation!  So my comments as the same as above so I won't repeat for you.  This one melted when I took it somewhere with me which is why it looks a bit gross!!  It's still got some life it in yet though!

Politely Pink - Lustre

To be honest I can't make up my mind about this one!  It is a Lustre but I feel it looks a bit frosty!  As you can see it is warmer than Creme Cup so I do definitely prefer it and I do wear it for work, I just can't decide if I like the finish or not!  However it's very wearable and natural.

Pink Pearl Pop - Cremesheen

This is one of my most worn lipsticks!  It does look a bit crazy in the tube, but it comes out really sheer.  So sheer you can get away with it during the day.  It's a lovely formula as well being a cremesheen so it doesn't dry out your lips, I love it!  A more coral version is Sunny Seoul and that is on my wish-list as I love this one so much

Pink Pigeon - Matte

Funny story with this one - I actually went to Mac looking for Show Orchid.......only to be told you can only now get it in Mac Pro stores (why did they do that!!!)  but to be honest with bright, bold shades I do prefer them too be matte because I only really wear them too go out, and I want them too last.  So they recommended me this one........which looks extremely similar to Candy Yum Yum which had not been made permanent at the time.  It's not suitable for day to day but fab for a night out - I wear this over Embrace Me lip liner for extra staying power!

Impassioned - Amplified

This is one of the newest lipsticks in my collection and I love love love it!!!  I have been eyeing this one up for a while, I couldn't decided between this one and Costa Chic.  However, on closer inspection Costa Chic is a Frost and I didn't like the finish, I definitely prefer this one.  I have a similar shade in Dior (I think it's called Lucky?) but it's very sheer and as this one is Amplified - it's much more pigmented and again perfect for nights out.  Love love!  Oh and The Saturdays love this one, so if it makes me look more like Molly King then happy days! (LOL!!)

Full Speed - Shine Supreme

As with Impassioned, this is also new to my collection.  And again as with Impassioned, I have a similar lipstick to this in Yves Saint Laurent (15) but again it's very sheer.  This is a bit bolder and perfect for summer.  This is the first one I have got from the Shine Supreme range and I love it!  I also liked Bare Again, but my Hug Me was too similar......definitely next time though!

Russian Red - Matte

I am not really one for bold lipsticks, but every girl needs a red!  I went to Mac to get colour advice, as I was also looking at Mac Red and Ruby Woo.  The Mac lady advised this suited me best as I have fair skin, blonde hair & blue eyes.  A lot of people would describe this as a Gwen Stefani red and I would definitely agree!  (apologies for missing a bit on my lips, fail!).  I normally wear this over Cherry lipliner by Mac just because it makes it last a lot longer.  And the same as Pink Pigeon, I went for matte as it lasts longer.

 So that's it for my Mac lipstick collection!  Others on my wish-list are:

Sunny Seoul
Bare Again
Vegas Volt
Lady Danger

If there are any others that you think I will like based on what I currently have please let me know!  And what is your favourite lipstick?

Also let me know if you would like another post on my other lipsticks - Mac are the ones I have the most of due to the price and colour range, but I also have ones from Benefit, Rimmel, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

Cat XX

Make Up Of The Day

Hi all,

I am going to do an updated daily make up routine soon, but I was just getting ready to pop out and thought I would share today's face with you

I am wearing:

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation - 2 Sand
Mac Studio Finish Concealer - NC20
Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer - NW20
Bobbi Brown Corrector - Light Bisque
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Benefit Dandelion Box Blush
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish - Soft and Gentle
Stila Smudge Pot - Kitten
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - Naked 2 (in the crease)
Mac Omega Eyeshadow (brows)
Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
Mac Prep & Prime Highlighter - Radiant Rose
Chanel Stylo Eyeliner Liquide - Black
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine - 15

Have a good weekend!

Cat xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Nail Polish Of The Week

This week I am wearing OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips. It's a really nice bright pink, but not too neon like my Nails Inc Notting Hill gate.

I have been wearing a lot of neutrals lately so fancied a change. Plus OPI is not really available where I live and I was in Manchester and did need a replacement for my Nails Inc pink.

What do you think? And what are you wearing at the moment?

Cat XX

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Nail Polish Of The Week - Essie Fiji

This week I am wearing Fuji by Essie. This have been a much talked about colour in the beauty blogger world, and with Boots currently running their 3 for 2 promotion I thought I would give it a go.

I am not sure if I like it yet!! I normally go for dark reds or purples, or bright pinks, not usually a fan of light pastel colours, I think it might suit me more when I have a bit if a tan.

Do any if you love or loath this colour?

Cat xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

Nail Polish Of The Week

This week I am wearing Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI. The weather is so cold at the moment, I keep looking at all my light pastel polishes but it would just look wrong right now!!

This is my favourite dark polish, I also like Desire by Rimmel but that has more shimmer than the OPI and I like my nails quite matte.

This also a pretty good dupe for Fedora by Shellac, so this is great if you are giving your nails a break from Shellac, or you can even use this for touch ups!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Cat Xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Outfit Of The Day

Morning peeps!  Not a fan of Mondays and I keep hearing the word "snow" i.e. something I hate!  It's when it gets icy, I am so clumsy and one of these days will probably break a bone!!

Anyway, here is what I am wearing today:

I am totally obsessed with these jeans from Topshop.  I saw a similar pair on Lily Melrose's You Tube channel and I had been after a black pair of jeans for AGES!  I am normally a Diesel jeans girl, but these are amazing and go with everything I am wearing at the moment.

Topshop Leigh Black Skinny Jeans 

You can't beat a slouchy tee at the moment and sleeves are definitely needed!  I got this one from Primark along with a couple of other ones in different colours.  They are very sheer so you need to wear something under them, but they are cheap and I think they were only £4 each.......a fraction of the price I would pay in Topshop for a similar garment!!

Again, my poor boots!  I got these in winter 2011 and I think I had to get them re-heeled and soled within 4 weeks ha ha!  I have the flatter ones I showed yesterday now, as sometimes these aren't great for me when I am running about due to the heel, but I love them and the leather is so so soft.

Dune Rye Leather Slouch Calf Boot

Another obsession of mine, SCARVES!  Again, I have loads of them in my drawer and wear them all year round.  I love wearing them just with a vest top and jeans.  But as it's so cold at the moment they are also good for keeping warm.  I got this one from Warehouse which I love and you can wear it in different ways.

Warehouse Butterfly Scarf

And lastly, my All Saints Belvedere leather jacket.  Oh my gosh, let me tell you I am not lying when I say I have been looking for a leather jacket for 5 YEARS!  That's right people!  I am curvey and whilst I have been blessed to have big boobs, let's be honest, they are a pain in the arse when it comes to fashion!!!  Don't get me wrong, All Saints leather jackets are on the pricey side, but I have been wearing this every day since I got it and I know I will have this for many years to come.  Again, goes with everything from jeans to dresses.  Love love love <3

All Saints Belvedere Leather Jacket

What do you think of my combo?  What are you wearing today?